How to network to find your perfect job

In this short video for CIMA, Heather advises students and graduates how to network to find their perfect job

Heather being interviewed at the TCS Global Conference

Listen to Heather talking about how Accountants and Lawyers can win business using social media

My Business Blogs

  • Partnership Potential
  • Joined Up Business Networking
  • How To Make Partner
3 common (but nonsensical) mistakes firms make when appointing a new lead partner
13 February 2014

It never surprises me how many firms choose their managing partner based on the size of their client […]

6 things lawyers need to do differently with their business planning process this year to survive
6 February 2014

I was recently asked to cast my eye over a business plan template which a regional firm was planning […]

3 ways every professional service firm can learn from my tailor how to win more of the right type of client
30 January 2014

Last week I visited for the first time a tailor. Not just any tailor, but one based in Savile Row. ( […]

5 ways in which most professional service firms can learn from Ocado
16 January 2014

The door bell went…. At the door was the Ocado delivery man. He was three minutes early.  He then pr […]

How my suspected heart attack can help your firm get better at business development
9 January 2014

The Doctor turned to me and said: In the next 15 minutes it is going to get very unpleasant for you. […]

Niche, focus or avoiding change in your marketing?
22 December 2014

Do you worry about the concept of targeting your marketing, yes that’s the word – NICHE? Here are a […]

Selling, or networking – which is most effective?
9 December 2014

Have you ever wanted to sell your services at a networking meeting, rather than waste your time deve […]

I’ve sorted out my LinkedIn profile. Now what?
26 November 2014

I was working with a client today, and he asked me… I’m not sure really what to do with my LinkedIn […]

Is Twitter changing and growing up?
19 November 2014

Do you think Twitter’s changed since you were first on it back in 2007? How do you use Twitter for b […]

4 tried and tested ways insolvency practitioners can win more business via their network
14 October 2014

Winning work when you are an IP is all about the quality of network you build and how you keep your […]

5 good ways to eat, drink, network and be merry this christmas season
8 December 2014

The round of christmas work parties has definitely started. The question is are you a bit ‘bah humbu […]

8 great tips to help you change career successfully
1 December 2014

Reality has forced many people in the last twenty-four months to consider a career change. Here are […]

4 tips to help take the stress out of doing verbal and numerical reasoning tests
24 November 2014

One element of the partnership admissions process, particularly if you are a lateral candidate, is v […]

Why my coming 292nd out of 330 will help you make partner
17 November 2014

My face was bright red, I was sweating from every single part of me… but I was smiling and ecstatica […]

Inheriting a new team – how to decide which team members to keep?
10 November 2014

When you get made up to partner, either through a promotion or a lateral move, it is not uncommon to […]

What do people say about Heather as a speaker?

“Heather recently ran a workshop on networking at our annual L&D event, TrainingZone Live. It was universally well-received. I’d recommend her as a speaker, a writer or a workshop leader.”
Jon Kennard, Editor of Training Zone Live

"I found the talk quite inspirational"
Associate, Reed Smith


"I thought Heather showed great understanding of how the legal sector works and offered practical solutions/suggestions."
Associate, Clifford Chance

"The delegates scored Heather very highly for her session which is a testament to her skills as a presenter and her knowledge within this field.”
Andreas Tsarbos, ICAEW Event Co-ordinator


"I've used Heather several times to present webinars to our clients and the feedback she receives is consistently outstanding. She has the enviable ability gets all the delegates engaged and participating during the webinar whilst delivering fantastic content. I would have no hesitation in asking Heather to present for us again."
Steven Baldwin, AVN

"Her content is always interesting, refreshing and lively and she is one of the best people we have ever used to deliver webinars for our communities."
Sarah Cross, AVN


"I wanted to say a huge thank you for your presentation at our conference. It was very well received indeed and there is much positive talk about it."
James Frost, Founder of TGS Global

"Very thought provoking and useful"
Senior Manager, ACCA

The Excedia Group

The Excedia Group Ltd brings clarity, perspective and knowledge to professionals and business owners helping them achieve their business goals. 'venture-Now', 'The Executive Village', 'The Efficiency Coach', 'Heather Townsend' are trading names of The Excedia Group.

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